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GROWLER LICENSE - Refillable, Resealable Container - Wine / Wine Slushies - 31-1102.1 - Class A only (off sale only) license holders

Hours – The hours of sale for a refillable, resealable container license:(1) Begin at the same times as those for the license already held by the person to whom the refillable, resealable container license is issued; and (2) End at midnight. 

 

GROWLER REQUIREMENTS - for Wine / Wine Slushies - Class A - BWL (off sale only) license

(a) There is a refillable, resealable container permit.

(b) A refillable, resealable container permit authorizes the permit holder to:

      (1) Sell wine for off - premises consumption in a refillable, resealable container that meets the standards set out in subsection (d) of this section; and

      (2) Sell and refill a refillable, resealable container that meets the standards set out in subsection (d) of this section. 

(c) (1) The term of a refillable, resealable container permit is the same as that of the underlying license. 

     (2) The hours of sale for a refillable, resealable container permit are the same as those for the underlying license. 

     (d) (1) To be used as a refillable, resealable container for wine under the authority of a refillable container permit, a container shall:

          (i) have a capacity of not less than 17 ounces and not more than 34 ounces;

          (ii) be sealable; with a label that goes across the top of the lid and attaches to the container. Must state the name of the licensed establishment, name of the product, fill date and expires 48 hours after opened. (SEE BELOW)

         (iii) be branded with an identifying mark of the seller on the container.

         (iv) bear the federal health warning statement required for containers of alcoholic beverages under 27 C.F.R. 16:21;

         (v) display instructions for cleaning the container; and

         (vi) bear a label stating that cleaning the container is the responsibility of the consumer. 

     (2) The Comptroller may adopt standards regarding containers that qualify for use as refillable containers for wine, including containers originating from outside the State. 

    (3) The holder of a refillable, resealable container permit may refill a refillable, resealable container originating from inside or outside the State that meets the standards adopted by the Comptroller under paragraph (2) of this subsection. 

 

Mandatory Label Information: There shall be stated on the brand label or separate front label or on a back or side label, separate and apart from all other information, the following statement:

GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.  

Effective: July 1, 2020

Effective: June 1, 2024 - Any refillable, resealable container (except a flimsy to go cup with a lid) is acceptable to the Washington County Liquor Board, as long as it meets the Growler requirements, anyone in violation of using a flimsy to go cup with lid may receive a fine, fine and suspension, or fine and revocation. 

Annual Fee:

$50.00 for an applicant with off sale privileges

SAMPLE OF LABELS

 

Establishment Name

Products Name

Fill Date: _____/_____/______

Expires 48 hours after opened

Establishment Name

Products Name

Fill Date: _____/_____/______

Expires 48 hours after opened

Bar

Code

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